Males of this species of the southern United States are one of the most colourful passerines in North America, but unfortunately few individuals have wandered into British Columbia. Although most reports in the Pacific Northwest likely refer to naturally-occurring individuals, caution must be used in future reports to ensure the individuals did not originate in captivity.
1.(1) adult male; August 1-4, 1995; Richmond
2.(1) adult female; March 21-April 5, 2006; Brentwood Bay, Saanich Peninsula
3.(1) adult male; August 14-16, 2007; Johnson’s Landing, near Kaslo
Note Authors: Rick Toochin and Jamie Fenneman